First Look : 2013 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition

After an extremely successful season in both the racing world and in sales with the first 450 SX-F Factory Edition, KTM took a long look at the model and looked for ways to improve the US National championship winning machine. As the most powerful bike in the class, there would be no need to redo the engine. Instead, they focused on handling improvements, which comes by dropping a pound and a half from last year’s release.

Race ready in every way, the bike becomes the icon of the Austrian brand’s motocross division. It, along with the 2013 Red Bull KTM race team, team was unveiled to the press at the team’s Murrieta, CA, headquarters.

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Despite the fact the swingarm decal reads “Renthal Chainwheel,” the bike uses custom made anodized Supersprox cogs. Known for their resilient metal, the stock Supersprox parts will be more than capable enough to handle the power made by the KTM.